|Cesar Harada: A novel idea for cleaning up oil spills - TED.com|
When TED Senior Fellow Cesar Harada heard about the devastating effects of the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, he quit his dream job and moved to New Orleans to develop a more efficient way to soak up the oil. He designed a highly maneuverable, flexible boat capable of cleaning large tracts quickly. But rather than turn a profit, he has opted to open-source the design.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; oceans; open-source; TEDxSummit; 2012
|Simon Berrow: How do you save a shark you know nothing about? - TED.com|
They're the second largest fish in the world, they're almost extinct, and we know almost nothing about them. At TEDxDublin, Simon Berrow describes the fascinating basking shark ("Great Fish of the Sun" in Irish), and the exceptional -- and wonderfully low-tech -- ways he's learning enough to save them.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxDublin; TED; Talks; biology; environment; oceans; science; 2010
|Hamish Jolly: A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think) - TED.com|
Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.) Working with a team of scientists, he and his friends came up with a fresh approach — not a shark cage, not a suit of chain-mail, but a sleek suit that taps our growing understanding of shark vision.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; biomimicry; design; oceans; sports; TEDxPerth; 2013
|Edith Widder: How we found the giant squid - TED.com|
Humankind has been looking for the giant squid (Architeuthis) since we first started taking pictures underwater. But the elusive deep-sea predator could never be caught on film. Oceanographer and inventor Edith Widder shares the key insight -- and the teamwork -- that helped to capture the squid on film for the first time.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; oceans; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Daniel Pauly: The ocean's shifting baseline - TED.com|
The ocean has degraded within our lifetimes, as shown in the decreasing average size of fish. And yet, as Daniel Pauly shows us onstage at Mission Blue, each time the baseline drops, we call it the new "normal." At what point do we stop readjusting downward?
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; data; oceans; science; 2010
|Jackie Savitz: Save the oceans, feed the world! - TED.com|
What's a marine biologist doing talking about world hunger? Well, says Jackie Savitz, fixing the world's oceans might just help to feed the planet's billion hungriest people. In an eye-opening talk, Savitz tells us what’s really going on in our global fisheries right now — it’s not good — and offers smart suggestions of how we can help them heal, while making more food for all.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; oceans; sustainability; TEDxMidAtlantic 2013; 2013
|Shih Chieh Huang: Sculptures that’d be at home in the deep sea - TED.com|
When he was young, artist Shih Chieh Huang loved taking toys apart and perusing the aisles of night markets in Taiwan for unexpected objects. Today, this TED Fellow creates madcap sculptures that seem to have a life of their own—with eyes that blink, tentacles that unfurl and parts that light up like bioluminescent sea creatures.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TED Fellows; art; oceans; TED2014; 2014
|Barton Seaver: Sustainable seafood? Let's get smart - TED.com|
Chef Barton Seaver presents a modern dilemma: Seafood is one of our healthier protein options, but overfishing is desperately harming our oceans. He suggests a simple way to keep fish on the dinner table that includes every mom's favorite adage -- "Eat your vegetables!"
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; environment; fish; food; oceans; sustainability; 2010
|Alexis Ohanian: How to make a splash in social media - TED.com|
In a funny, rapid-fire 4 minutes, Alexis Ohanian of Reddit tells the real-life fable of one humpback whale's rise to Web stardom. The lesson of Mister Splashy Pants is a shoo-in classic for meme-makers and marketers in the Facebook age.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; animals; business; culture; entertainment; entrepreneur; oceans; web; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Dee Boersma: Pay attention to penguins - TED.com|
Think of penguins as ocean sentinels, says Dee Boersma -- they're on the frontlines of sea change. Sharing stories of penguin life and culture, she suggests that we start listening to what penguins are telling us.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; global issues; mission blue; oceans; science; Mission Blue Voyage; 2010
|Carl Safina: The oil spill's unseen culprits, victims - TED.com|
The Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it's bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf -- and many so-called solutions are making the situation worse.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; disaster relief; energy; environment; oceans; oil; pollution; TEDxOilSpill; 2010
|Richard Pyle dives the reef's Twilight Zone - TED.com|
In this illuminating talk, Richard Pyle shows us thriving life on the cliffs of coral reefs and groundbreaking diving technologies he has pioneered to explore it. He and his team risk everything to reveal the secrets of undiscovered species.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; biodiversity; exploration; fish; oceans; science; technology; 2004
|John Delaney: Wiring an interactive ocean - TED.com|
Oceanographer John Delaney is leading the team that is building an underwater network of high-def cameras and sensors that will turn our ocean into a global interactive lab -- sparking an explosion of rich data about the world below.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; mission blue; oceans; poetry; science; technology; Mission Blue Voyage; 2010
|Peter Tyack: The intriguing sound of marine mammals - TED.com|
Peter Tyack of Woods Hole talks about a hidden wonder of the sea: underwater sound. Onstage at Mission Blue, he explains the amazing ways whales use sound and song to communicate across hundreds of miles of ocean.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; mission blue; oceans; science; singer; Mission Blue Voyage; 2010
|Kristina Gjerde: Making law on the high seas - TED.com|
Kristina Gjerde studies the law of the high seas -- the 64 percent of our ocean that isn't protected by any national law at all. Gorgeous photos show the hidden worlds that Gjerde and other lawyers are working to protect from trawling and trash-dumping, through smart policymaking and a healthy dose of PR.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; global issues; law; mission blue; oceans; politics; science; 2010
|Mike deGruy: Hooked by an octopus - TED.com|
Underwater filmmaker Mike deGruy has spent decades looking intimately at the ocean. A consummate storyteller, he takes the stage at Mission Blue to share his awe and excitement -- and his fears -- about the blue heart of our planet.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; film; fish; global issues; oceans; science; 2010
|Edith Widder: Glowing life in an underwater world - TED.com|
Some 80 to 90 percent of undersea creatures make light -- and we know very little about how or why. Bioluminescence expert Edith Widder explores this glowing, sparkling, luminous world, sharing glorious images and insight into the unseen depths (and brights) of the ocean.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; animals; design; exploration; fish; mission blue; oceans; science; technology; 2010
|Craig Venter on DNA and the sea - TED.com|
Genomics pioneer Craig Venter takes a break from his epic round-the-world expedition to talk about the millions of genes his team has discovered so far in its quest to map the ocean’s biodiversity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; DNA; biosphere; biotech; entrepreneur; genetics; invention; oceans; science; technology; 2005
|David Gallo on life in the deep oceans - TED.com|
With vibrant video clips captured by submarines, David Gallo takes us to some of Earth's darkest, most violent, toxic and beautiful habitats, the valleys and volcanic ridges of the oceans' depths, where life is bizarre, resilient and shockingly abundant.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED1998; TED; Talks; animals; geology; life; oceans; science; technology; 1998
|Greg Stone: Saving the ocean one island at a time - TED.com|
Aboard Mission Blue, scientist Greg Stone tells the story of how he helped the Republic of Kiribati create an enormous protected area in the middle of the Pacific -- protecting fish, sealife and the island nation itself.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; global issues; mission blue; oceans; politics; science; 2010
|Jim Toomey: Learning from Sherman the shark - TED.com|
Cartoonist Jim Toomey created the comic strip Sherman's Lagoon, a wry look at underwater life starring Sherman the talking shark. As he sketches some of his favorite sea creatures live onstage, Toomey shares his love of the ocean and the stories it can tell.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; animals; arts; entertainment; humor; oceans; science; 2010
|Margaret Wertheim: The beautiful math of coral - TED.com|
Margaret Wertheim leads a project to re-create the creatures of the coral reefs using a crochet technique invented by a mathematician -- celebrating the amazements of the reef, and deep-diving into the hyperbolic geometry underlying coral creation.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; design; math; oceans; science; visualizations; TED2009; 2009
|Sylvia Earle's TED Prize wish to protect our oceans - TED.com|
Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean -- and shocking stats about its rapid decline -- as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; TED Prize; TED2009; activism; biodiversity; exploration; oceans; science; 2009
|Stephen Palumbi: Following the mercury trail - TED.com|
There's a tight and surprising link between the ocean's health and ours, says marine biologist Stephen Palumbi. He shows how toxins at the bottom of the ocean food chain find their way into our bodies, with a shocking story of toxic contamination from a Japanese fish market. His work points a way forward for saving the oceans' health -- and humanity's.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; fish; health; mission blue; oceans; science; Mission Blue Voyage; 2010
|Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods - TED.com|
Call it fuel without fossils: Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat wastewater from cities. Hear his team's bold vision for Project OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) and how it might power the future.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; alternative energy; business; energy; oceans; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Roz Savage: Why I'm rowing across the Pacific - TED.com|
Five years ago, Roz Savage quit her high-powered London job to become an ocean rower. She's crossed the Atlantic solo, and just started the third leg of a Pacific solo row, the first for a woman. Why does she do it? Hear her reasons, both deeply personal and urgently activist.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; adventure; entertainment; global issues; oceans; 2010
|Edith Widder: The weird, wonderful world of bioluminescence - TED.com|
In the deep, dark ocean, many sea creatures make their own light for hunting, mating and self-defense. Bioluminescence expert Edith Widder was one of the first to film this glimmering world. At TED2011, she brings some of her glowing friends onstage, and shows more astonishing footage of glowing undersea life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; exploration; ocean; oceans; photography; science; TED2011; 2011
|Graham Hawkes flies through the ocean - TED.com|
Graham Hawkes takes us aboard his graceful, winged submarines to the depths of planet Ocean (a.k.a. "Earth"). It's a deep blue world we landlubbers rarely see in 3D.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; design; exploration; invention; oceans; technology; TED2005; 2005
|James Cameron: Before Avatar ... a curious boy - TED.com|
James Cameron's big-budget (and even bigger-grossing) films create unreal worlds all their own. In this personal talk, he reveals his childhood fascination with the fantastic -- from reading science fiction to deep-sea diving -- and how it ultimately drove the success of his blockbuster hits "Aliens," "The Terminator," "Titanic" and "Avatar."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; entertainment; film; nature; oceans; storytelling; technology; writing; TED2010; 2010
|Brian Skerry reveals ocean's glory -- and horror - TED.com|
Photographer Brian Skerry shoots life above and below the waves -- as he puts it, both the horror and the magic of the ocean. Sharing amazing, intimate shots of undersea creatures, he shows how powerful images can help make change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; fish; mission blue; oceans; photography; science; Mission Blue Voyage; 2010
|Rob Dunbar: Discovering ancient climates in oceans and ice - TED.com|
Rob Dunbar hunts for data on our climate from 12,000 years ago, finding clues inside ancient seabeds and corals and inside ice sheets. His work is vital in setting baselines for fixing our current climate -- and in tracking the rise of deadly ocean acidification.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; mission blue; oceans; science; technology; 2010
|Dyan deNapoli: The great penguin rescue - TED.com|
A personal story, a collective triumph: Dyan deNapoli tells the story of the world's largest volunteer animal rescue, which saved more than 40,000 penguins after an oil spill off the coast of South Africa. How does a job this big get done? Penguin by penguin by penguin ...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxBoston 2011; TED; Talks; animals; birds; collaboration; global issues; ocean; oceans; science; 2011
|Robert Ballard: The astonishing hidden world of the deep ocean - TED.com|
Ocean explorer Robert Ballard takes us on a mindbending trip to hidden worlds underwater, where he and other researchers are finding unexpected life, resources, even new mountains. He makes a case for serious exploration and mapping. Google Ocean, anyone?
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; NASA; adventure; animals; biodiversity; education; exploration; fish; oceans; science; submarine; TED2008; 2008
|Jeremy Jackson: How we wrecked the ocean - TED.com|
In this bracing talk, coral reef ecologist Jeremy Jackson lays out the shocking state of the ocean today: overfished, overheated, polluted, with indicators that things will get much worse. Astonishing photos and stats make the case.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; fish; green; mission blue; oceans; science; 2010
|Capt. Charles Moore on the seas of plastic - TED.com|
Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; business; environment; oceans; plastic; science; 2009
|Denise Herzing: Could we speak the language of dolphins? - TED.com|
For 28 years, Denise Herzing has spent five months each summer living with a pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins, following three generations of family relationships and behaviors. It's clear they are communicating with one another -- but is it language? Could humans use it too? She shares a fascinating new experiment to test this idea.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; biology; communication; language; oceans; science; TED2013; 2013
|Dianna Cohen: Tough truths about plastic pollution - TED.com|
Artist Dianna Cohen shares some tough truths about plastic pollution in the ocean and in our lives -- and some thoughts on how to free ourselves from the plastic gyre.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; consumerism; global issues; green; mission blue; oceans; plastic; 2010
|David Lang: My underwater robot - TED.com|
David Lang is a maker who taught himself to become an amateur oceanographer -- or, he taught a robot to be one for him. In a charming talk Lang, a TED Fellow, shows how he and a network of ocean lovers teamed up to build open-sourced, low-cost underwater explorers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; exploration; oceans; open-source; robots; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Barbara Block: Tagging tuna in the deep ocean - TED.com|
Tuna are ocean athletes -- fast, far-ranging predators whose habits we're just beginning to understand. Marine biologist Barbara Block fits tuna with tracking tags (complete with transponders) that record unprecedented amounts of data about these gorgeous, threatened fish and the ocean habitats they move through.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; mission blue; oceans; science; technology; 2010
|David Gallo shows underwater astonishments - TED.com|
David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, including a color-shifting cuttlefish, a perfectly camouflaged octopus, and a Times Square's worth of neon light displays from fish who live in the blackest depths of the ocean.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; evolution; exploration; fish; oceans; science; short talk; technology; TED2007; 2007
|Enric Sala: Glimpses of a pristine ocean - TED.com|
Enric Sala shares glorious images -- and surprising insights and data -- from some of the most pristine areas of the ocean. He shows how we can restore more of our oceans to this healthy, balanced state, and the powerful ecological and economic benefits of doing so.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; economics; fish; mission blue; oceans; science; 2010
|Tierney Thys swims with the giant sunfish - TED.com|
Marine biologist Tierney Thys asks us to step into the water to visit the world of the Mola mola, or giant ocean sunfish. Basking, eating jellyfish and getting massages, this behemoth offers clues to life in the open sea.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; Featured; animals; biodiversity; climate change; environment; fish; global issues; oceans; science; technology; 2003